Grounds Maintenance Worker, #00328

(Trades Technician II)

At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, we are committed to the success of all students. We believe all students will reach their full potential when we create conditions that allow it and it is our responsibility to do so. We are mindful that equitable outcomes are only achieved through intentional action that eliminates barriers to achievement. Successful candidates for positions, regardless of job duties, must embrace the responsibility to serve all students so that they may succeed and prosper. Reynolds is currently seeking applicants for the position of Grounds Maintenance Worker, Pay Band 2, which will be assigned to Facilities Management and Planning with college-wide work responsibilities.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time classified position with state benefits.

DUTIES: The Ground Maintenance Worker maintains a variety of grounds/landscape areas to provide an aesthetically appealing campus for the community, staff, students, and the general public. Grounds maintenance duties include: hard surface cleaning such as sidewalks and parking lots, emptying exterior trash and ash cans, cutting grass, clearing leaves and debris from landscape, planting trees, flowers, and shrubs; and, snow removal as needed. Additionally, this position has college-wide responsibilities and may be assigned to any of the college locations. This position serves on the college-wide emergency team and is considered "essential personnel" and a first responder for inclement weather/emergency conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Working knowledge of grounds maintenance techniques, practices and procedures. Knowledge of and ability to operate and maintain a variety of grounds equipment; i.e., riding mowers, trimmers, tractors, trucks, chain saws, and other power tools; and ability to follow proper safety techniques used in day-to-day grounds maintenance operations; and follow established work plans. Some knowledge of the appropriate application of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides utilized in grounds maintenance. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with multi-cultural populations that support diversity, cultural understanding and inclusion. Ability to lift and move heavy objects and tolerate contact with a variety of chemicals. Ability to work flexible hours depending upon assignment. Valid driver's license is required. Current Virginia Registered Technician Applicators #60 license or the ability to obtain within nine (9) months of hire is required. High school graduate or equivalent. Selected candidate must be able to pass the college's pre-employment security screening.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Current or recent work experience in grounds maintenance of a campus or similar setting is preferred. Recent training in the preventative maintenance of vehicles and grounds equipment (manual and power), and small engine repair is preferred.

PAY BAND: 2

STARTING SALARY: Salary range: $23,727- $29,575, based on related experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; first reviews to begin May 16, 2022.

To apply for this position, please visit the Virginia Community College Jobs Portal: https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/45554

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email: employment@reynolds.edu

Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population.

Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia's capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Additional information is available at the College's Website: www.reynolds.edu.

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